The Founding Fathers would embrace energy independence

The United States is closer than ever to fulfilling the vision of our Founding Fathers. By achieving energy independence, we can achieve freedom from ...

August 6th, 2015 |  


Over 50? Supersize your retirement savings

If you’re over age 50 and not sure whether you’re going to be able to retire, it’s time to focus, get advice and build a realistic p...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Fighting to reduce prescription drug costs

Fighting to reduce prescription drug costs

Just like Medicare – which celebrated its 50th Anniversary last week – prescription drugs have helped Americans live longer and healthier ...

August 5th, 2015 |  



This time was supposed to be different

This time was supposed to be different

The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. I know — it also levies taxes, imposes or relaxes regulati...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Threshing was social event years ago

Threshing was social event years ago

Don White made the first hole-in-one in July, 1955 on the one year old Mount Gilead Golf course and I didn’t give him proper credit, printing th...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Who will be America’s next President?

Most Americans cannot tell you how many Republicans are running for President. If they are like me at this point, they don’t care. I suppose if ...

August 3rd, 2015 |  


Chow Line: Decisions at the fair: Indulge, or be healthy?

Chow Line: Decisions at the fair: Indulge, or be healthy?

Q: We’re planning to go to the state fair. I haven’t gone in a long time and I keep thinking about all of the horribly unhealthy foods tha...

August 3rd, 2015 |  


In scorn of the consequences

“If there was one last crust of bread in this town, it would be mine.” That’s a quote from a rather pretentious member of the clergy...

August 2nd, 2015 |  


But why, PaPaw?

But why, PaPaw?

Years ago, when I was in Brazil for the second or third time I picked up a beautiful little framed wall hanging of the most exquisite blue butterflies...

August 2nd, 2015 |  


Reader upset about number of Confederate flags at Knox County Fair

Reader upset about number of Confederate flags at Knox County Fair

Dear Editor,I am writing to express my disappointment in the Knox County Fair Board for the apparent lack of sensitivity they demonstrated in allowing...

August 2nd, 2015 |